New Delhi: AEye, the California-based maker of high-performance LiDAR solutions, along with Sanmina Corporation, a leading integrated manufacturing solutions company, will begin production of AEye’s 4Sight M LiDAR sensor for industrial and mobility markets in September.
The transfer from AEye’s pilot line in Dublin, California, to Sanmina’s commercial production lines will take place over the next few months, as it prepares for volume production, the company said in a release.
AEye has designed the 4Sight M with focus on reliability, cost, quality and supply chain efficiency. The company’s current in-house pilot line is in the process of being transferred to production lines in Sanmina’s San Jose facility, which specialises in producing advanced PCBAs and complex systems, and will transition to Sanmina’s Pathum Thani, Thailand Global Services facility for volume mass production. The transfer includes proprietary optical alignment and calibration technology that enables the best-in-class range accuracy, the release said.
The manufacturing expertise and precision required to build a sensor with the capabilities of the 4Sight M yielded a very short list of possible manufacturing partners. Sanmina was at the top of that list, and we are extremely happy to be working with them to serve our non-automotive marketsRick Tewell, AEye COO
“We are thrilled to work with Sanmina as a manufacturing partner on the 4Sight M. Sanmina manufactures some of the most complex electronic, optical and mechanical products in the world, and we are delighted to have them add the 4Sight M to that list. The manufacturing expertise and precision required to build a sensor with the capabilities of the 4Sight M yielded a very short list of possible manufacturing partners. Sanmina was at the top of that list, and we are extremely happy to be working with them to serve our non-automotive markets,” Rick Tewell, AEye COO, said.
“AEye’s high-performance adaptive LiDAR is industry-leading. We are proud to provide our deep design and process development expertise and state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities to accelerate series production of AEye’s next-generation systems,” Mike Landy, president and COO integrated manufacturing, said.
This announcement comes at a time of rapid growth, technological advancement and business expansion for AEye, as it doubles in size and prepares for productization and mass production. AEye’s iDAR product has achieved groundbreaking, independently verified performance metrics that top the LiDAR industry, and the company is working alongside manufacturing and go-to-market partner, Continental AG, to jointly develop an ultra-long range, high performance LiDAR for automotive and commercial vehicle applications, the company release added.